Sunday, February 3, 2013

Michael Strong Blog Hop - Owl My Love Card

Today Michael Strong Blog Hop is about Owls - smart creatures...

You're welcome to visit all 10 blogs to see the wonderful artwork.
If you want a chance to win a Michael Strong Whimsical Owls stamp set, you MUST leave comments along the way in all 10 blogs.
Hetty will announce the winner next Sunday (Feb 10th 2013) on her blog.
It is a circular blog hop, so wherever you start from, you will see them all.
This is the card I made - Owl My Love.
It was made for my DH, who's my true Valentine and the love of my life.
Today is a very important day for us.
We're ending a long, difficult journey, and hopefully we're starting a new time, more relaxed and happy.
I hope I'll have more creative moments from now on, and I plan to blog, to share, and more… stay tuned!


Cream CS for the card's basis
Dark green CS, from a commercial booklet
Wood patterned CS, from a commercial booklet
Recycled tea box CS, for die cutting and stamping
Tim Holtz Die - BirdBranch
Embossing Ink pad
Ranger embossing powder - Black Sparkle
Michael Strong Whimsical Owls stamp
3D double sided foam tape
Pink heart bling
First I layered the papers on the card.
I used the BirdBranch Die, and cut off the bird to use only the branch.
I colored it using ProMarkers.
Then I stamped the Owl and heat embossed it with Black Sparkle EP, to give it a shiny effect (look at its close-up photo).
I cut it with nail scissors and colored it using ProMarkers.
The sentiment "Owl My Love" was hand written by me.
Both the Owl and the sentiment were glued 3D for extra dimension.
Finally, I added the pink heart, to add some glam.
Want to see more? Hop over to Heidi's blog
I hope you get lots of inspiration and enjoy!

(You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it)
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed. Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. WOW Dorly...what a great glammed up OWL - I'm sure your hubby will love it!
    Paper Hugs,

  2. Hi Dorly~ I find it absolutely FASCINATING that you live in Israel! I wonder if I will ever make it there. Have you been to the U.S.? I live about 40 minutes from Michael Strong and love to take his classes. I just taught a class myself today, at a local winery. Fun! I also design my own line of stamps and sell them on E-bay, mostly humorous ones for stamping on envelopes. I do custom stamps too. Nice to "meet" you - keep on stampin'! Joanne In San Diego

  3. Love your wonderful card- the pink is awesome (my favorite color). Love the background technique you used too. I hope your next journey with your husband is all you hope for it to be- and that you will have more creative time : )

  4. Owls are so much fun for Valentine and this is such a beautiful and bling card. I am sure your hubby will love it. Thanks for being part of our blog hop.

  5. Hello Dorly,
    Nice to see you on this blog hop, I'm enjoying it.
    Wonderful card you have made tooooo.

  6. Wonderful card. Love how you gave the owl some great 'bling' and am sure your husband will love it too- thanks for sharing !


  7. What a darling card. I love pink owl with the bling heart. I'm sure your DH will love it.

  8. Lovely card Dorly, with a special colour.
    I really hope more happy times will come your way!

  9. I nice card with the Owl....hug Marion

  10. Beautiful card, I know your DH will love it. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I would never have thought of pink for the owl but it works so nicely! Great card!

  12. Very nice card, Dorly!

  13. Lovely start to the hop Dorly, your colouring is super.

  14. I love owls. I use them on cards frequently, but I've never made one pink before. I think I will be doing it soon!

  15. The pink owl is just so bright - love the bling. Great card Dorly . TFS

  16. The pink owl is so cheerful looking - I love the bling . Great card Dorly ..TFS

  17. Hi Dorly, Love the pink owl! Also love how she is perched on the tree branch - so clever. Thanks for adding to the fun today!

  18. It is nice to see an owl with another color! The card is beautiful! Greetings, Gerrina

  19. Wow the black sparkly embossing powder is great on this! esp against the pink!

  20. Dorly your card is soooo cute. Love the idea of making it a valentine card. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Dorly, your card is beautiful! I love the sweet! I'm sure your DH will love it too! Wishing you and your husband all the best!! hugs, Laura

  22. Hi Dorly, love your bright pink owl. So cheerful!!!

  23. your use of color has inspired me!!

  24. You have inspired me with your use of color. Pink is my favorite!

  25. Oh! Dorly, your owl is a beauty.
    mary l.

  26. Dorly,amazing pink owl, I liked the words play :-), great to see you again at the blog hop!! See you soon, Smadar C.

  27. Just love the cerise owl - my favourite colour (and I like blue too!) Lovely composition. WendyC

  28. So nice your colourful and sparkling owl! It will shine in the dark woods at night.
    Greetings, Yvon

  29. Lovely idea for that special person or for Valentines Day. Thanks for the ideas.

  30. Hi Dorly check out my March 1st post.


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